Monday, November 28, 2022

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2004

RUNNER UP: “SAW”

Directed By: James Wan
Written By: Leigh Whannell

10. “MAN ON FIRE”

Directed By: Tony Scott
Written By: Brian Helgeland

9. “MEAN GIRLS”

Directed By: Mark Waters
Written By: Tina Fey

8. “KILL BILL VOL. 2”

Directed By: Quentin Tarantino
Written By: Quentin Tarantino

7. “HOTEL RWANDA”

Directed By: Terry George
Written By: Keir Pearson & Terry George

6. “COLLATERAL”

Directed By: Michael Mann
Written By: Stuart Beattie

5. “SPIDER-MAN 2”

Directed By: Sam Rami
Written By: Alvin Sargent

4. “THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST”

Directed By: Mel Gibson
Written By: Mel Gibson, Benedict Fitzgerald & William Fulco

3. “THE AVIATOR”

Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Written By: John Logan

2. “SIDEWAYS”

Directed By: Alexander Payne
Written By: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

1. “ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND”

Directed By: Michel Gondry
Written By: Charlie Kaufman


MY TOP 5 WORST FILMS OF THE YEAR (In no particular order…they all sucked)
1. Grown Ups
2. Jonah Hex
3. The Last Airbender
4. Little Fockers
5. Alice In Wonderland

MY TOP 5 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS OF THE YEAR
1. Winters Bone
2. The Kids Are Alright
3. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
4. Iron Man 2
5. Tron: Legacy

MY TOP 5 MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN FILM
1. The Ending to Toy Story 3
2. The Opening Scene in The Social Network
3. The Transformation in Black Swan
4. The Hallway Fight Scene in Inception
5. “The Scene” in 127 Hours

Best Performances By An Actor/Actress
James Franco in 127 Hours
Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Best Performance By A Supporting Actor/Actress
Christian Bale in The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit

Best Use of Music in a Film
The Social Network

Best Script
The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin

Guilty Pleasure of the Year
Hot Tub Time Machine

Top 5 Best Technical Achievements in Film
1. The editing of The Social Network
2. The time framing device for the van in Inception
3. The cinematography in Black Swan
4. The production design in Shutter Island
5. The editing on 127 Hours

The Top 10 Movies I Missed in 2004
1. Fish Tank
2. Barney’s Version
3. Buried
4. I Love Your Phillip Morris
5. Another Year

Film I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2005
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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